October 15, 2004
Visual Resources – Staging the Eumenides
Unless you're some kind of vase expert
… it is impossible to determine whether these are depictions of ancient theatre or silly myths. However – the vases feature feature women, who didn't act in the Greek theatre. Also, there aren't any images of masks & elaborate costumes etc so it seems to be a bit unrealistic yet could be someone's personal interpretation and not an intended factual vase.
Seeing as the Goddess of retribution is covered by a massive snake and floating on a stick, we find it hard to believe the Greeks would have been able to simulate this in performance
… hence we say – myth.
AGAMEMNON, LIBATION BEARERS, EUMENIDES
The vase gives a defined image of an important scene in Aeschylus' Oresteia therefore this may have been how it was performed by the Greeks. The site outlines each aspect of the painting on the vase with great detail thus it seems to be quite valid.
In response to the images viewed, we think that the vases are useful if you have a detailed backgrounf knowledge of the use of these artifacts however, if it's something that you're researching for the first time, there are more conclusive resources such as primary sources i.e. ancient texts, that we would find far more useful.
What makes a good evaluation?
Hannah & I think that the direct links to particular sites make a good evaluation. As we're not extensively knowledgable, in many areas to be honest, the use of images proves to be
Responses to Blogs
Franckie B's Blog
Franckie outlines each website clearly & concisely, as well as explaining it's main features & why they're useful to us as students. Moreover, she explains how easy the sites are to use & gives reasoning behind why she thinks some websites are better than others.
Laura's blog gives ideas of how to improve the websites and she uses photo images as links. In addition, she explains why she personally finds the sites useful, for example, the foundations of the stage, which she hadn't seen pictures of before. Laura also provides links to visual tours of the wesbites directly so it's easier for students to access it from her blog.
Owen's blog uses concise language & is direct with his comments. His use of humour makes it much more interesting to read & appeals to us as students more than an extensive description would. He provides a link to a website that he personally found, which is unique because it includes lists of Greek foods & information about their clothing & home life.
Kali details the online library site, which is a useful resource for students. She also breaks down which websites are most useful to us as students. Moreover, Kali has found an additional timeline website, which helps contextualise the other information.
Students taking SST1
Amy's blog (Amy Walker)
Anna's blog (Anna Jones)
Beck's blog (Rebecca Whitaker)
Cook Pass Babtridge (Julia Maynard)
Frankie B's blog (Francesca Read)
Guido's blog (Hannah Tovey)
Hannah's blog (Hannah Clapham)
Helen's blog (Helen Fearnley)
If You Like A Lot Of Chocolate On Your Biscuit (William Hill)
James's blog (James Browning)
Kali's blog (Kalila Butler)
Kate's Blog (Kate Crossland)
Laura's Blog (Laura Matthews)
Marie's blog (Marie Fenton)
Musings of a Deviant (Richard Jephcote)
Natalie's blog (Natalie Diddams)
Oscar Wildes Den Of Debauchery (Jack Cole)
Owen's blog (Owen Hughes)
Porcelain Heart Promises (Ian Carter)
Sam's blog (Samuel Brassington)
Sarah's blog (Sarah Deeks)
The Great Midget Hunt Society (Gethin Jones)
We're Not All British, you know. (Annisa Muchtar)
Alec Guinness = Genuine Class (James Rothwell)